Alaska Policy Forum commends Alaska policymakers for taking quick action in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency. We applaud the extension of the tax filing deadline, expanding distance delivery and virtual schools, emergency […]
Please see below the press release for APF’s policy brief, “Tax and Expenditure Limits: A 50-State Comparison.” Read the brief here. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab.
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Click here to download the Excel file of figures and tables. State Policy Decisions Affect State Competitiveness Over the past decade, Alaska has lost […]
Please see below APF’s press release on the Tax Foundation report, “Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis.” Read the summary of the report here. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab.
The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC, has released a detailed report titled “Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis.” In the report, author Jared Walczak begins by describing the situation in […]
By Nicholas Begich III This op-ed originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on January 18, 2020. On Friday, a group submitted an application to once again change the rules when it comes […]
By Donna Arduin Kauranen This article was originally published in Must Read Alaska on December 11, 2019. One year ago, Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted a budget representing the starting place for his budget […]
Click here to view the press release in a new tab as a PDF. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Policy Forum (APF) issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the Governor […]
Click here to open the press release as a PDF in a new tab. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Policy Forum (APF) issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the state’s […]
By Richard K. Vedder This article is reprinted with permission from the Independent Institute and was originally published in Forbes on November 11, 2019. Politicians have historically favored funding state universities, arguing they […]
The Tax Foundation recently released the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks every state according to the burden of various taxes on their economies. Alaska’s overall score was third in the […]
In the Fraser Institute Study: Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, 2019 Edition The Fraser Institute recently released a report, Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, which […]
By Win Gruening This article originally appeared in Must Read Alaska on October 4, 2019. One of the most vehement fiscal debates this year concerned reductions to the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) […]
By Joseph Coletti This article was originally published by the John Locke Foundation on August 22, 2019. Kansas has been criticized since 2012 for cutting taxes irresponsibly, despite a court-ordered increase in education […]
Alaska Policy Forum Board Member Win Gruening of Juneau wrote the following article for Must Read Alaska. It’s quite refreshing to read how Juneau’s non-profit, The Glory Hall, responded to recent state budget […]
By Dave Trabert As Alaska legislators ponder resolutions to the state’s budget challenges, there’s a lot to be learned from Kansas’ efforts to balance budgets under Governor Sam Brownback. Here’s the big lesson: […]